Lecture with Two French Scholars

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 4-5 p.m.
Location: 311 Glasscock Building, Texas A&M University
Lecture is free and open to the public.

“The Great War in France Today: A Look Back at the Centennial Year 2014”

Director, School for Advance Studies in the Social Science (EHESS)

“Remembering WWII: Heroes, Victims, Culprits”

Director of Research, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)


audoin-rouzeau_120x160Stéphane Audoin-Rouzeau is the director of the L’ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales (EHESS, Paris). His research focuses on the historical anthropology of war phenomenon in contemporary times and the Rwandan genocide.


rousso_120x160Henry Rousso is senior research fellow at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, and member of the Institut d’histoire du temps présent (IHTP, Paris), that he directed from 1994 to 2005. He coordinates the European Network on Contemporary History (EURHISTXX), sponsored by the CNRS and a dozen of European Institutions and Universities. He is currently visiting professor at Yale University (Yale Program for the Study of Antisemitism).

Rousso’s works focus on the history and memory of traumatic pasts, especially World War II. His main books include: The Vichy Syndrome. History and Memory in France since 1944 (Paris: 1987, Cambridge: 1991);Vichy, An Ever-Present Past, with E. Conan (Paris: 1994, Hanover: 1998); The Haunting PastHistory, Memory, and Justice in France (Paris: 1998, Philadelphia, 2002); Stalinism and Nazism (Ed.) (Bruxelles: 1999, Lincoln, 2004); Vichy. L’Événement, la mémoire, l’histoire (Paris: 2001); Le dossier Lyon III. Le racisme et le négationnisme à l’université Jean-Moulin (Paris: 2004); Le Régime de Vichy (Paris 2007, Munich, 2009); Juger Eichmann, Jérusalem, 1961 (Paris,2011); and La dernière catastrophe.L’histoire, le présent, le contemporain (Paris, 2012, forthcoming).